Fashion Communication and Promotion students visit New York

Our BA (Hons) Fashion Communication and Promotion students have recently enjoyed a six-day trip to America’s fashion capital, New York.

Our BA (Hons) Fashion Communication and Promotion students have recently enjoyed a six-day trip to America’s fashion capital, New York. The optional study trip was open to our Year One students, giving them a chance to experience New York’s world-renowned fashion culture, and the chance to gather research for their coursework.

The itinerary included a tour of the garment district and with a visit to one of the city’s largest magazine stores. Here the students heard from the Wanderlust Girls, two successful fashion bloggers from Brooklyn. Student Amber Scott-Worthington told us about the final stop on the tour: “Finally, we visited a jewellery showroom and had a talk from Pervis Ross PR. We looked around his showroom and then met the ladies from Laruicci, who are amazing jewellery designers. It was so great being able to meet people who are currently in the industry and have the opportunity to ask them questions.”

The students also visited The Museum at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology), renowned for its innovative and award winning special exhibitions. The museum’s permanent collection includes approximately 50,000 garments and accessories, ranging back from the 18th Century and includes work from luxury designers Dior and Chanel.

During their time in New York, the students were also encouraged to visit places such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The MET), the Museum of Art and Design (MAD) and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in order to gather some cultural research. A trip down 5th Avenue was the perfect opportunity for them to undertake their retail research, with the chance to explore many infamous flag ship stores including Burberry, Louis Vuitton, and Yves Saint Laurent. Of course, the students also made time to check out some of the city’s most iconic attractions including the Empire State Building, Central Park, and Times Square.

Amber added: “It was phenomenal to have the opportunity to visit New York, especially in my first year - the trips on this course are amazing! The whole week was so much fun and with New York being one of the greatest fashion capitals in the world there was so much for us to do and see.”

Fashion Communication and Promotion lecturer, Laura Quick commented on the importance of international study trips for students, and said: “In a global climate, a first-hand international understanding and experience gives our students an advantage. Such trips allow them to see their interests from a new and different perspective, which so clearly inspires and pushes their creative thinking enormously.”

Fashion Communication and Promotion students visit New York

Published on 25 January 2017
  • Category: School of Art & Design

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